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St. Elizabeth’s German connection

 

St. Elizabeth’s German connection

 Jamaica’s history is marked by waves of migrants who came in pursuit of a better financial future. 

Shortly after slavery was abolished in 1834 hundreds of Germans came as plantation workers and settled mainly in St. Elizabeth, a parish to the south west. 

They also settled in other parts of the island, such as Alexandria, Brown’s Town, Ulster Spring, Stewart Town and Christiana. 

These settlers story is one of struggle and resilience in face of tremendous odds. 

Today their descendants regard themselves as Jamaicans first, but have not completely forgotten their roots. 

While in St. Elizabeth visit Seaford Town, there you will find a small museum that recounts the history of the German settlers. 

Also visit:
-    Appleton Estate    http://appletonrumtour.com/
-    YS Falls   http://ysfalls.com/
-    Black River safari cruise
-    Treasure beach
-    Accompong Village
-    Eco-tourism tours
-     Black River the capital and Santa Cruz

On the history of Germans in Jamaica go to:

http://germantownjamaica.com/

http://old.jamaica-gleaner.com/pages/history/story0060.htm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwDgA9LUVMA&feature=em-share_video_user

Also visit our art gallery:  https://www.experiencejamaique.com/product_gallery